"Normal stress will cease after the occurrence is over — it tends to be self-limiting" while "Toxic stress takes the natural, involuntary stress response we all have, and extends it for a period of time." Unlike regular stress, situations that cause toxic stress feel all-encompassing, like you can't escape at any time. This type of stress often involves big life changes or deep trauma.
Life inevitability becomes overwhelming with those never-ending to-do lists. And the stress of it all typically turns into anxiety. People feel anxiety in various ways, such as fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, headaches, worry, shortness of breath, and difficulty falling asleep....Continue reading
In August of 2016, I discovered a blog explaining what a bullet journal is. For someone who loves planning, to-do lists, doodling and excessive use of stationery, bullet journaling seemed like the ideal activity. Unfortunately, a skewed work-life balance often...Continue reading
The house is silent. Too silent. The humming fridge, the creaking floors…every faint whisper spells imminent disaster. If this scary scenario sounds eerily familiar, you may be suffering from autophobia. Simply put, autophobia is the fear of being alone. While...Continue reading
In the past year, journaling has become a more prevalent topic of discussion, especially on Tik Tok. Many different companies have made their own journals and daily journal topics. For example, The Five Minute Journal is a daily journal with...Continue reading